A discussion in 1921 led to a meeting at the Wynnum Town Hall in 1922 and the formation of the Wynnum Golf Club Mr Wilson Kerr, a keen golfer and in later years a prominent banker, had laid out with a Mr A. G. Oliver a nine hole golf course on open land near Wynnum North Railway station.
Wilson Kerr met with Dr Legge Wills, discussed the prospect of a golf club and sought help from Alderman J. W. (Bill) Greene, Mayor of the Wynnum Town Council. Alderman Greene presided over this club’s inaugural meeting on July 19, 1922.
A motion to form the club was moved by Dr Legge Willis seconded by Mr E. F. Hunter and a committee was formed. Also present at the meeting were Alderman J. Patterson, Alderman H. Randall, Alderman E. A. Tardent and Mr M. Donovan.
Over 87 Years of Golf
The club’s founding fathers had embarked on a mission which over 87 years had provided bayside Wynnum with a flourishing golf club, some 1500 members and imposing clubhouse on a picturesque parkland links.